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Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Analyst ( R-00070000 )

Aerospace and Aviation

Stress Analyst



Reston, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

The Leidos Office of Technology (OOT) has an opening for Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Analyst

Position Summary:

Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support the Operational Effectiveness Modeling & Simulation Center of Excellence (OE M&S CoE).
This SME and the CoE will focus operations research/mission analysis and M&S capability, processes, tools, procedures, and analysis techniques in support of the Leidos enterprise. The CoE team will facilitate, advise, and train the Leidos Line organizations and enterprise on the use of OR analysis methodologies, techniques, and M&S capabilities to:
•Define and characterize the military and intelligence utility and mission benefit of Leidos capability and technical discriminators, using metrics used and appreciated by Leidos Customers
•Support the demonstration of the differentiated value of Leidos capabilities and technology – by demonstrating how our solutions provide improved military and intelligence utility and mission benefit over that provided by other solutions
•Support Customer marketing and requirements shaping activities

Primary Responsibilities:
The SMEs will facilitate, advise, and train all Leidos business areas that use and derive benefit from OR analysis and M&S capability, such as:
•Technical solutioning and system trade studies,
•Systems Engineering - Design and development, Test and Evaluation, and Verification, Validation, and Accreditation,
•Digital Engineering and Model-Based System Engineering
•Operational effectiveness analysis at the engagement, mission, and campaign levels - and how this level of ORSA and M&S capability is built upon basic physics, systems, and sub-system M&S capability,
•Manufacturing and production,
•Mission planning,
•Training and trainer capability, and
•Logistics, maintenance, and sustainment

The CoE team will define and maintain a set of standard OR analysis and M&S playbooks, templates,
processes, tools, and procedures - to include lessons-learned and best practices with proper feedback

Required Qualifications:
•Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a relevant ORSA or related STEM field, and be a recognized expert
•10-15 years of related ORSA and M&S experience, including:
oExperience at one of the military analysis centers: N81; USAF Studies, Analysis and Assessments; Center for Army Analysis, etc. - and their standard and "trusted" models (e.g. AFSIM, STORM, etc.),
oExperience performing OR assessments across a product lifecycle at all levels of the standard Department of Defense M&S Pyramid: Physics and Phenomenology, Systems Engineering, Engagement, Mission, and Campaign M&S Levels
•Experience and sense for translating technical capability and technical discriminators to military utility and mission performance,

•Experience developing and/or integrating models into M&S used by DoD and intelligence communities to assess an emerging concept of operations or technology,
•Working knowledge of ORSA concepts, analytic techniques, and methodologies such as mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, mathematical optimization, simulation, stochastic-process models, decision analysis, and economic models
•Strong oral and written communication skills, along with excellent public speaking skills
•Ability to work with Customers and Leidos teams to discern key customer requirements and "hot buttons", and how to best demonstrate the military utility and operational benefit of Leidos solutions
•Ability to gain internal support, operate independently with limited supervision and feedback, and to establish a solid working relationship with senior management, technical staff, and other organization leadership across the Leidos enterprise
•Ability to influence and persuade others, as well as handle difficult negotiations
•Ability to mentor, lead, train, and build teams
•Ability to support a culture of collaboration and engineering discipline with speed, scale, agility, and security

Security Clearance: Active TS with ability to obtain SCI

Location: Preference is for position to be based in Reston VA location, but other locations are negotiable
Travel: 25%

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